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Sutafu
Sutafu
Sutafu

VIZ Media name

Sutafu[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Sutafu[2] (de Speaker), Sutare[3] (en-us anime Speaker), Stav[4][5] (es-es Speaker, it anime), Staf[6][7] (es-es Speaker, it Speaker), Staff[8] (fr Speaker), Staph[9] (it Speaker), Стаф[10] Staf Speaker (ru)

Original name

スタフ[11] Sutafu Speaker

Region

East

Status

Inhabited

Geographic entity

Peninsula

Geographic features

Rocky, desert environment. Cave houses and castles fill landscape. Resembles southern Spain

Ties

Organization

Place name allusion

Possibly military staff

First mention

Scene 5, Anime Scene 3

First appearance

Scene 41, Anime Scene 15

"Our Organization lies in the ruined soil of this wide continent to the Far East, in Sutafu, where it oversees every mission." –The Organization[12]

East regionEdit

  • Sutafu—desert wastelands prevail ↓
    • Organization Headquarters link Organization Headquarters in unnamed town
    • Sutafu Village link Sutafu village—unnamed town where newborn twins are collected by the Organization for Controlled Awakening
    • Vinci Hill Vinci Hill—meeting place of Isley, Rigaldo and Dauf. And Riful

EtymologyEdit

スタフ transliterates from "Staff," derived ultimately from Old French estoffe (cloth or material).

May allude to a military staff. The France edition refers Headquarters as "Etat major de Staff,"[13] which can be variously translated as "General Staff of Staff," "State of Staff Headquarters," "Staff Headquarters" and the like.

Some scanlations confuse region of Sutafu (スタフ) with unnamed town, where Headquarters is located.

"Staff," "Sutafu" and "Sutare" are all transliterated variants of same eastern region, スタフ.

Ediciones Glénat España switches from "Stav"[14] to "Staf."[15]

Star Comics switches from "Staph"[16] to "Staf."[17]

DescriptionEdit

East region of island world. See world map.

Organization HeadquartersEdit

The Organization is sited in unnamed town,[18] which some translations name as "Staff." According to Cynthia, of the four quadrants of the island, the Organization controls Sutafu, rather than a Abyssal One.[19]

GeographyEdit

Sutafu resembles the US southwest (Arizona, New Mexico) and southern Spain. A Yoma-making facility exists in the mountains north of Headquarters.[20]

Despite the arid landscape around Headquarters, other towns and forest exist nearby.[21]

In vicinity of Headquarters, Rafaela passes through a Sutafu village. She overhears that Organization personnel had seized a pair of identical twin girl infants.[22] Rafaela later meets a young runaway trainee, Teresa, in the wooded outskirts of town.[23]

HistoryEdit

See Organization history.

Yuma's hometown is near Headquarters.[24]

ReferencesEdit

Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 23
  2. Claymore 2, Tokyopop, Scene 5, p. 23
  3. Claymore, Anime Scene 3
  4. Claymore 2, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 5, p. 23
  5. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 3
  6. Claymore 8, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 41, p. 39
  7. Claymore 8, Star Comics, Scene 41, p. 35
  8. Claymore 2, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 5, p. 23
  9. Claymore 2, Star Comics, Scene 5, p. 23
  10. Claymore 2, Comix-ART, Scene 5, p. 23
  11. Claymore 2, Shueisha, Scene 5, p. 23
  12. Fragments of Silver 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 498
  13. Claymore 11, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 61, p. 102
  14. Claymore 2, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 5, p. 23
  15. Claymore 8, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 41, p. 39
  16. Claymore 2, Star Comics, Scene 5, p. 21
  17. Claymore 8, Star Comics, Scene 41, p. 35
  18. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 39
  19. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 170
  20. Claymore 20, Scene 113, p. 166
  21. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 15
  22. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 14
  23. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 16
  24. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 155

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